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Indian, Pakistani soldiers greet each other on Milad-un-Nabi

Posted on Jan 14 2014 | IANS

Srinagar, Jan 14 : Indian and Pakistan soldiers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday greeted each other on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi or the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed, a defence spokesman said.

"A flag meeting between Indian and Pakistan soldiers was held in the Kargil sector of the LoC in Ladakh region today (Tuesday)," said the spokesman, adding the meeting was organized by the Indian side to extend best wishes and greetings to the Pakistani soldiers.

"The meeting was held in a cordial manner with pleasantries and gifts being exchanged by the two sides.

"A similar meeting was held between Indian and Pakistan soldiers deployed at the Aman Setu near the Kaman post in Uri sector of Baramulla district.

"At a brief ceremony, organized at the Aman Setu, officers and jawans of both Indian and Pakistan army deployed on the LoC greeted each other on the auspicious occasion and also exchanged sweets," he said, terming the meetings significant in light of the measures being instituted by India and Pakistan to restore normalcy on the LoC.

"This initiative has been widely appreciated by the local population as it further reinforces the commitment of the Indian army towards ensuring tranquility, peace and prosperity in the region."

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